Taking control of your freelance writing career.
Calculating your rates
You may feel you’re doing really well if you manage to land your clients, but how do you go about charging? Does the cliché, “Charge what you’re worth” ring true with you?
Some writers recommend that you should take the salary you had prior to your freelancing career and divide that into forty hours per week.That would be a great idea, but what of your marketing, your admin, analytics, correspondence and everything else that goes into being a freelance writer? Especially if you’ve built your own website that needs constant updating?
The general consensus for the freelance writer seems to be $100 per billable hour. Continue reading 4 Significant Ideas to Regain Control of Your Freelance Writing Career
10 Ideas to Increase Writing Efficiency
“The main rule of writing is that if you do it with enough assurance and confidence, you’re allowed to do whatever you like. (That may be a rule for life as well as for writing. But it’s definitely true for writing.) So write your story as it needs to be written. Write it honestly, and tell it as best you can. I’m not sure that there are any other rules. Not ones that matter.” — Neil Gaiman
I am a huge Neil Gaiman fan, so I believe his simplistic outlook would be the only ‘rule’ to writing that I can relate to. However, it does not help me much in terms of being efficient.
Productivity is the greatest daily goal of a writer, when achieved it can immediately be interpreted as success. When I started writing I found so many things were hindering my writing, and most of the tasks I believed I carried out to be more productive. Continue reading 10 ideas to Increase Writing Efficiency
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Three Simple Steps To Help Optimize SEO on Your Website
Having your own site is probably one of the most exhilarating feelings, but this emotional elation is exceptionally short-lived when there is no traffic coming to your site. Traffic, after all, is not only a virtual popularity contest, but also traffic results in conversions and is a means of making money online. Ultimately, your website is for escaping the schlep of nine-to-fiving at some office, and earning a decent living. Continue reading Three Simple Steps to Optimize Your Website